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Special Needs

Online parent training gets A+ for convenience, results

Learning Disabilities: Everyone benefits when parents get training in how to manage the behaviors of their special needs children, and employers can help. Read more…

Bittersweet birthdays: Friends drift away from a son grappling with Asperger’s

Asperger’s: Every year since sixth grade, birthday parties for this writer’s son with Asperger’s have gotten noticeably smaller. Read more…
Schooling: What you need to know about Early Intervention, Individualized Education Programs, and special education for young children. Read more…

Making sense of IEPs: Book seeks to help families understand special education and how it can help

Education: For any student in special eduation or who needs extra help in a subject, “The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents)” is an empowering resource. Read more…
Schooling: Useful questions to ask if school staff recommend that your child get evaluated for special education. Read more…

Ending Wiliams Syndrome: Family Fun Day and Carnival raise funds to fight rare disorder

Health: A New York mom’s passion for helping her daughter — who was diagnosed with a rare disorder, and others like her, has created an event that has grown from a modest walk to a full-blown carnival at the 79th Street Boat Basin. Read more…

Understanding a Supplemental Needs Trust: Protecting assets for a disabled individual

Ask an Attorney: What you can do to legally protect a disabled person through this special trust. Read more…

Four things my child with special needs has taught me

Diagnosis: My daughter would prove one of my greatest teachers, providing lessons I had to learn. Read more…

A dad’s tale: Coping with the autism diagnosis and reclaiming parental power

Mental Health: The parent of a special child must decide to take the hit, take a deep breath, and then reclaim his role and take charge. Read more…
Autism: ‘Sesame Street’ is doing what it does best — helping children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder — with a new special-needs Muppet making her debut on April 10. Read more…

Parenting special-needs children and the introduction of autistic ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Julia

Letter from the Publisher: This issue has quite a few articles written by parents of special-needs children who have boldly and bravely shared with us their stories. Read more…
Mental Health: Growing up, Albert Wilking was plagued by relentless illnesses and a puzzling assortment of maladies. But after years of questioning and extensive research, he has found himself in a place of healing and knew he had a calling: To educate the public about the dangers of mercury poisoning. Read more…
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